Over the last two years I have shared various activities I have done with my Activity Day Girls , the 8-12 year old girls from church that I work with. I am sad to say I will no longer be working with these sweet girls anymore. Major sad face.
I wanted to leave the girls with a really fun and meaningful activity so I put together an I Scream You Scream Witch Halloween Party for them. Now you may be asking how that was meaningful but read on – I promise, it had a good message.
When I decided on the theme for the party – ice cream and witches I contacted my friend Lindi from Love the Day who has darling printables and party ideas. I told her my theme and my color scheme and she put together an amazing collection of printables. All of the printables I used for the party and many more are available to purchase from her website.
For the halloween party decorating ideas, I enlisted the help of another creative friend, Darlene. How I love having creative friends. Darlene was also a big help for the Wedding Carnival I put on a few years ago. I found a picture of this amazing Hocus Pocus Broom Co. chalkart from Inspired by Charm that I knew would be the perfect backdrop for the party. Last year I had purchased a retractable classroom map off ebay and made a chalkboard party backdrop. It worked perfect for this project.
Darlene did an amazing job and it was perfect.
For the table I had some fun witch themed decor too. I purchased a brown kraft paper hat at Michaels and spray painted it black and decorated it up with some ribbon, flowers and other little Halloween doo dads I had.
The Magic printable was done by another talented friend of mine, Kiki of Kiki & Company. I’ve got a free downloadable printable of this quote for you today! This quote was part of my message for the girls that day. Each girl went home with a framed copy of it. See below to download the printable.
Since it was an I Scream You Scream party of course we had ice cream! Lindi of Love the Day had darling ice cream cone wrappers and a printable I taped around the ice cream dishes.
We had four flavors of ice cream and four different toppings. The flavors went with my color scheme – vanilla, chocolate, mint chocolate chip and orange sherbet. Of course there were cute little place cards with the names of the ice cream.
And then there was Witch’s Brew, a fun green punch with eyeballs floating in it.
For our activity for the party the girls each decorated a witch hat. I had purchased the hats at the dollar store along with some black flowers, ribbon and tulle.
Here are my cute girls! I’m going to miss them!!!
While they enjoyed their ice cream I shared my message with the girls.
We talked about Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. How Dorothy’s main goal was just to get home and that we have that same goal – to return home to our Heavenly Father and Mother. Dorothy finally discovered thanks to Glinda the Good Witch that she had had the power to return home all along in her ruby slippers. With the girls we talked about how they each had the power of the Holy Spirit that could help guide and direct them so that they could one day return to their heavenly home. All they need to do is look within themselves and draw on the power of the Holy Ghost and they will find the strength that they need. Like Glinda said, “You had the power all along my dear.” I made a cute little witch shoe for each of the girls with Glinda’s words on it.
We also talked about how we each have strengths and talents. They each have the “magic” they need. That by believing in themselves they can accomplish anything they want to! The characters in the Wizard of Oz – the scarecrow, tin man and lion all went searching for something that they already possessed. All they had to do was to look inside of themselves to discover they were already smart, brave and loving.
You can download this darling printable from Kiki & Company here.
I wanted each of the girls to leave knowing they were loved. By their heavenly parents and by me!
With the time we had left we played a fun game that I found on Pinterest. They rolled diced and for each number they rolled they were able to add a different feature to their pumpkin. To print off the directions go here.
It was a fun party. The girls had fun and I had a blast putting it all together with help from all my creative friends!.
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